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Tim Keenan

Tim Keenan is managing editor of DBusiness magazine, DBusiness Daily News, Tech and Mobility News, Detroit 500, and Michigan Makers. Prior to joining DBusiness, he was a senior account executive at Campbell Marketing & Communications in Dearborn, working with the Motorcraft-Quick Lane racing teams in NASCAR and the NHRA. In other positions, he executed public relations and marketing strategies for several Tier One automotive suppliers. His journalism credits include The Football News-Basketball Weekly in Detroit, The Hardwood News in Lansing, Monday Morning Newspapers in Warren, and Ward’s Communications in Southfield. While at Ward’s, Mr. Keenan was part of a team that won the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Award in 1995. In late 2020, he published “Everybody Loves Mickey,” a biography of retired professional wrestler “Irish” Mickey Doyle. Mr. Keenan also is chairman of the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame at the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo and is a volunteer for the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in Daytona Beach, Fla. He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University.
Lineage Logistics HQ in Novi

Novi’s Lineage Logistics Acquires New Jersey-based Preferred Freezer Services Network

Novi-based Lineage Logistics has agreed to acquire Preferred Freezer Services and its global network of temperature-controlled warehouses. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
University of Dubai

Michigan State Forms Relationship with University of Dubai for Executive Development Programs

East Lansing’s Michigan State University, in association with Tampa, Fla. digital learning provider Bisk Education Inc., is delivering MSU's executive education programs to businesses and professionals in the United Arab Emirates through the University of Dubai.
Chevrolet Check In

Chevrolet Simplifies ‘Checking In’ with New Vehicle Locate App Feature

Spouses and children frequently are asked to “check in” from time to time while they are away from home. A new feature on the myChevrolet mobile app will make that task easier.
Henry and Emily Ford III at the 2018 Beyond Basics Annual Dinner

Henry Ford III Joins Ford Foundation Board of Trustees

After more than four decades of Ford family absence, the New York-based Ford Foundation announced that Henry Ford III – great-great-grandson of Henry Ford and great-grandson of the organization’s founder, Edsel Ford – is joining its board of trustees.
Chase & Duggan

JPMorgan Chase Commits $15M to Expand Economic Growth in Detroit’s Neighborhoods

JPMorgan Chase has committed $15 million – part of the company’s $150 million, five-year promise to the city – to support Detroit’s neighborhoods to help more residents benefit from the city’s continued economic recovery.
Mainstreet Mob

New Digital Marketing Firm Mainstreet Mob Launches in March, Focuses on Small Businesses

Mainstreet Mob, a new digital and event marketing company, will makes its debut March 10. The platform allows small businesses and shoppers to connect through social media and cash mob events, where people join together to make purchases at local businesses as a show of support.
AAMC Report

Report: To Grow, Detroit Needs to Expand African-American Middle Class

Detroit Future City, a nonprofit that works to improve the city’s long-term revitalization, has released a report, “Growing Detroit’s African-American Middle Class,” which provides a benchmark through which the African-American middle class can serve as a measure to expand the housing market.
California's Vend offers a solution to retail merchants.

Troy’s North American Bancard, Vend to Offer Integrated Solutions to Retailers

North American Bancard Holdings, a payment technology company based in Troy, and Vend, a cloud-based point-of-sale and retail management software provider in San Francisco, today announced a partnership to offer integrated solutions to retail merchants through NAB's reseller network.
Ford Dearborn Plant

Ford, DTE Energy Partner to Power Dearborn Plant, Other Buildings with Wind Energy

Ford Motor Co.’s Dearborn Truck Plant, its Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, several new buildings on the Ford Research and Engineering Campus, and its emerging Corktown campus in Detroit, which includes Michigan Central Station, soon will be powered by 100 percent locally sourced renewable wind energy in collaboration with DTE Energy.

Chemical Bank Secures Naming Rights to Detroit’s Cobo Center

Detroit’s Cobo Center will have a new name by the end of the year as the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority today announced a multi-million-dollar, 22-year naming-rights agreement with Chemical Bank, the largest bank headquartered in Michigan.